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A healthcare worker holds a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus before administering it to another as South Africa proceeds with its inoculation campaign at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021. Phill Magakoe | AFP | Getty Images The United States stands ready to deliver up to 4 million
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A healthcare worker holds vials containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus as South Africa proceeds with its inoculation campaign at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021. Phill Magakoe | AFP | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration’s staff endorsed Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use,
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A man stands near a Cuban National flag at the Melia Varadero International Hotel in Matanzas Province, on October 23, 2020. Varadero, Cuba’s most important beach resort, is reopening to international tourism, amid the coronavirus pandemic. YAMIL LAGE | AFP | Getty Images Cuba’s most advanced Covid-19 vaccine candidate is scheduled to enter late-stage clinical
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An AstraZeneca vaccine production line. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The world’s largest vaccine maker by volume, Serum Institute of India, has been told to meet domestic demand for Covid-19 shots first — before distributing them overseas. The move implies that foreign governments could face order delays from the company as it places India’s
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New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Friday defended the state’s decision in March to make nursing homes take residents from hospitals that had the coronavirus, blaming most of the virus’ spread on staff members. The directive, issued on March 25, prohibited nursing homes from denying admission or readmission to residents infected with Covid-19.
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New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) catches a pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds (34) and linebacker Devin Bush (55) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta | USA TODAY Sports The National Football League wants to charge its current network partners double what they’ve been paying
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People wearing protective masks wait in line to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a large scale vaccination site in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Scientists and health officials told Congress Friday the federal government needs to ramp up its supply of
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A worker puts pepperoni on a pizza inside a Domino’s Pizza franchise in New York. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images After a year marked by business closures, disruptions and unprecedented challenges, the franchising industry is poised to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by year’s end if Covid-19 is controlled, according to an upcoming
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Ice covers trees and bushes outside Walmart during extreme cold weather in Cleveland, Mississippi, February 11, 2021. Rory Doyle | Reuters Hundreds of Walmart stores are temporarily closed as winter weather causes severe ice and power outages in Texas, the Southeast and other parts of the country. Package delivery was also delayed in the impacted
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A Black franchisee is alleging that McDonald’s racially discriminated against him by pigeonholing him into operating low-volume restaurants in Black neighborhoods and forcing him to downsize his store base years later after grading his locations unfairly. Herbert Washington, a former Major League Baseball player and the chain’s largest Black franchisee in the U.S. at one
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Workers move boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as they are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. Morry Gash | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration is increasing the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses shipped to states weekly, sending out 13.5
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Bill Gates is a philanthropist and climate change evangelist. But he knows full well that his life as a billionaire and business tycoon also makes him “an imperfect messenger on climate change,” he writes in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” “I can’t deny being a rich guy with an opinion,” writes
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